Barkcloth - tapa and related products
Barkcloth is a broad term that covers a wide range of textiles produced from the bark of many different trees. The Pacific island name "tapa" is often used in English, but there are many many other names for barkcloth that are also good to learn about.
This forum can be used to introduce and discuss individual examples of barkcloth, barkcloth collections, cultural contexts, and other related topics.
Photo: Item H0139024, barkcloth, National Museum of Ethnology, Japan. George Brown Collection.